As our technology becomes more innovative and more complex, we need to build a stronger collective understanding of IT and cybersecurity. This is a chance to create expanded educational opportunities for women.
Greenbelt, Maryland (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Cybrary, the world’s first and only no-cost IT and cyber security MOOC, announced a pilot program with Women in Technology (WIT) which will utilize Cybrary’s enterprise training platform to help advance women and girls in the IT and cyber security industries.
“Our mission is to provide comprehensive IT and cyber security training options for underserved and disadvantaged people seeking to break into cyber security or advance in their current jobs,” said Ryan Corey, co-founder of Cybrary. “Our platform will assist Women in Technology in advancing their mission by enabling WIT members and protégés to access our growing catalog of free IT and cyber security courses and content, as well as actively track the progress of participants.”
Cybrary is providing unlimited licenses for their enterprise training platform to several WIT programs in order to enhance technical skills in IT and cyber security. WIT’s current plans include using Cybrary to support collaboration between WIT’s Workforce Development Committee (WDC) and CyberSecurity Special Interest Group (CyberSIG) to assist WIT members and their guests in optimizing their careers and in planning career transitions with significant hands-on training in CyberSecurity. WIT will also use Cybrary materials to expand their Girls in Technology CyberGirls training for the CyberPatriot High School Competition. WIT’s Young Professionals have been welcomed to Cybrary’s computer labs to support their new Cornerstone initiative to bring computer literacy to refugee women, enhancing their integration into American society and improving their ability to find good jobs to support their families.
“We are thrilled to join Cybrary in its educational efforts,” says WIT President Kellye Sheehan. “As our technology becomes more innovative and more complex, we need to build a stronger collective understanding of IT and cybersecurity. This is a chance to create expanded educational opportunities for women all across the D.C.-metro area.”
With Cybrary’s platform, organizations such as WIT can enhance their technology and cyber security training initiatives, spanning high-level technology insights for senior executives to hands-on experiences for students and life-long learners. Cybrary’s training program allows mentors of hands-on training to assign and easily track the completion of classes by users, and receive reports and notifications on how trainees are progressing on learning objectives. Additionally, Cybrary content and courses are available for organizations that require security training for industry compliance with CAP, FISMA, HIPAA, Risk Management Framework and End User Security Awareness.
Since launching in January on this year, Cybrary is adding nearly 1,000 users each day, and now has more than 95,000 users in over 150 countries. Cybrary currently offers the most in-demand and cutting-edge certification courses in systems administration, network administration, and cyber security, with new courses in regular production.
About Cybrary - Founded in 2015, Cybrary gives aspiring and practicing IT professionals what they have long deserved and been denied: access to free, high-quality, open-source and results-focused IT and cyber security training that will help start and advance their careers. A MOOC provider whose top managers have nearly 15 years of experience in IT training, Cybrary offers free online training to anyone, anywhere and at every skill level in systems administration, network administration and cyber security.
About Women in Technology - Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. Women account for just 6 percent of the chief executives of the top 100 tech companies in the U.S., and 22 percent of the software engineers at tech companies over all. With nearly 1000 members and hundreds of volunteers in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT advances its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry.